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Chet Everline, Doug Sheldon, Jeffery Nunes, and Harald Schone Hosted the System Level Implications of Using COTS in Class B Spacecraft Workshop

October 10th, 2014

Chet Everline, Doug Sheldon, Jeffery Nunes, and Harald Schone hosted the System Level Implications of Using COTS in Class B Spacecraft Workshop as a follow-up to the COTS EEE Parts for Class B Missions Workshop held in July.  The workshop objective was to review the key risk drivers (both mission risks and implementation risks) stemming from the use […]

514 at Nonvolatile Memory Symposium

November 5th, 2009

Harald Schone attended the Non Volatile Memory Technology Symposium (NVMTS) in Portland Oregon.  Harald also was the session chairman for the Ion Conducting and Flash Memory sessions.  Amy Wilson of Section 5140 was part of the conference organizing staff handling the registration and event coordination activities.  The conference had over 50 papers and posters on […]

514 Staff shares in NASA Space Act Board Award

November 3rd, 2009

Gary Burke and Doug Sheldon were recognized for their work at the 2009 NASA Space Act Board Awards.  The awards are presented by Dr. Elachi for significant contributions to NASA and JPL missions.  Gary and Doug’s award was for “Precise Delay Measurement Circuit for FPGAs”.  The circuit provides high resolution for time delays in FPGAs […]

FPGAs & MRAMs together

October 1st, 2009

Researchers at the LIRMM in France have developed an FPGA cell based on MRAM technologies. Space FPGAs use FPGAs based on either SRAM cells or antifuse cells. The use of MRAM technology mixed into an FPGA architecture has the potential to reduce power savings in standby mode and reduce configuration time. The idea to mix […]

Q1 2009 Foundry Rankings

September 14th, 2009

Here is the Q1 2009 ranking for foundries.  Note that TSMC is almost 4X larger in revenue than the next company, UMC at #2.

BAE lists 4Mb CRAM memory

September 14th, 2009

Rad hard nonvolatile memory in the form a 2 and 4Mb CRAM is coming closer and closer to reality.  BAE Systems currently shows the devices on their web site.  514 is investigating these memories from both a reliability as well as radiation performance point of view.

X-Fab launches high-temperature CMOS process

September 14th, 2009

This is a press release dated 9/11/09. X-Fab is large former East German based company that specializes in mixed signal and analog processes.  This new press release mentions a 0.35um CMOS process that is capable of operating at temperatures of up to 175C.  The maximum temperature is listed at 185C.  Its a single poly, triple […]